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the big mouthoff - slam of all slammers - APRIL 20th

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the big mouthoff - slam of all slammers - APRIL 20th

Time: April 20, 2010 from 6pm to 8:45pm
Location: Boston Public Library
Street: 700 Boylston Street
City/Town: Boston, MA
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Phone: Tel: 617-536-5400
Event Type: slam, of, all, slams
Organized By: Norah Dooley, Andrea Lovett, Doria Hughes and Stu Mendleson
Latest Activity: Apr 20, 2010

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SLAM OF ALL SLAMMERS! THE BIG MOUTH OFF is the final contest in Boston’s first story slam season, produced by massmouth and will be held. 6PM on APRIL 20th 2010 at in the Boston Public Library’s Rabb Auditorium, Copley Square, Boston MA .massmouth has hosted an exciting series of story slams on the following themes: scared to death, dining disasters, it’s my job, so embarrassing, it’s relative, errors of eros, love and lies, outrageous, and in like a lion. In each slam ten contestants told their real life stories and two winners became finalists.

Come hear the winners of the monthly slams plus one People’s Choice entrant compete for the grand prize – a week at a medieval Tuscan townhouse. There are more prizes for the winners chosen by the distinguished judges; including Jay O’Callahan (master storyteller), Charlie Pierce ( Boston Globe, panelist on npr's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" npr) Brian O’Donovan ( host of a Celtic Sojourn- wgbh-fm), Josna Rege ( English professor, and writing stories at Tell Me Another ), Jay Allison ( NPR journalist and independent producer for radio, including This I Believe and Ruth Henderson, pioneer in Narrative Studies ). In addition there will be 1 Audience Choice winner chosen by the audience at the end of the evening. In between sets of judged stories, the audience and People’s Choice entrants will participate in a mini-slam of stories on the theme - “ the first time”.
We start at 6 pm sharp on April 20th. Come to a virtual marathon of storytelling! Seasoned professionals and fledgling storytellers strut their stuff, share their experiences and reveal their insights in this epic competition of 21 finalists. Any one of them can win the grand prize – it all comes down to the winning story. So… if you want a different kind of marathon, come experience massmouth‘s 26+ story marathon!
We'd like to thank our supporters:
Kennedys Midtown Toscaninis Ice Cream
Fairchild Electric
Ryles Jazz Club
Harvard Book Store
Story Book Cove
. Check out the grand prize -

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Robin Maxfield Comment by Robin Maxfield on April 20, 2010 at 9:35am
Can't wait, it looks like so much fun!
Comment by Julie Kertesz on April 20, 2010 at 2:19am
For those, living far away, will we be able to hear its podcasts or see the videos through the Web?

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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